Industrial wash water is wastewater that may contain hydrocarbon residue (fuels & oils), solids, sludge, soaps and water.
This could be a product of vehicle wash bays, mechanical workshops, washwaters from cleaning, rinsing or washing operations and laundries.
If wash water is discharged directly to a sewer it can affect the health and safety of people and the environment and damage the wastewater system. Wash water should be collected in pits, which allows oily water, mud and other debris to settle and it can then be treated or collected by a waste company.
Does Veolia collect and treat industrial wash water?
Veolia’s highly trained and experienced team can safely collect, treat and recycle your industrial wash water at one of our licensed liquid waste treatment facilities.
A liquid tanker will remove the wash water from the pit and transport the waste to a Liquid Recovery and Treatment Facility. This material is processed to separate the hydrocarbon residue (fuels & oils), solids & sludge, soaps and water. Water separated is disposed of as a trade waste down the sewer and extracted oil is recycled.
Depending on the volume and drainage limits, it may be possible to install small treatment systems on your site to recycle the water for reuse.